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The two RV Gypsies on the Riverwalk
in Wilmington, Delaware

September 30, 2013

Wilmington Delaware is a multi-cultural city located in Northern New Castle County Delaware and situated where the Brandywine Creek and the Christina River converge and flow down to the Delaware River. Wilmington was originally formed in 1638 by Swedish settlers. 

children on a divider bar

The two RV Gypsies found a parking spot on the road just across the street from the Delaware Children's Museum, which was right on the Riverwalk. Although they did not go inside the museum, the outside of the building was painted in a manner that just invited them to photograph it.

Atlas 50 Tonner locomotiv
DCM - Delaware Children's Museum
imagination and investigating at the Delaware Children's Museum
critters outside the Delaware Children's Museum
Lee Duquette and a gator outside the Delaware Children's Museum

Below: Joe's Crab House with a sign: "Free Crab Tomorrow - too bad tomorrow never comes - It is always today." Plus a photo of the parking lot for the Riverfront Market

Joe's Crab House
parking lot for the Riverfront Market
sea wave divider bar

The Wilmington Riverwalk (sometimes called The Christina Riverwalk because it is along the Christina River) is a scenic boardwalk along the riverbank in downtown Wilmington. The views of the river are often obscured. The two RV Gypsies thought that the Wilmington Riverwalk was a nice relaxing stroll. There were a few restaurants along the Riverwalk, but not much shopping because most of the shops were permanently closed. However, the Riverwalk was nicely landscaped.

Riverfront Wilmington flag
Riverwalk flag

The Christina River In Wilmington, Delaware, statues and a nice place to rest on the Riverfront.

The Christina River In Wilmington, Delaware
statues

The two RV Gypsies enjoyed watching a fat groundhog eat at the Riverfront. When they first spotted the groundhog, it was hiding behind a tree, and Karen wondered if it was real or not, so they watched it until it moved.

a fat groundhog
a fat groundhog
a fat groundhog
a fat groundhog

history bookLarge Cranes on the Riverfront: The cranes were part of the Dravo Shipbuilding operation closed in the 1960's. Before Dravo took over the yard in 1928, it was a Bethlehem Shipbuilding yard.   Most of the structures were razed in the late 1990's to make way for a large "Riverfront" redevelopment project.   It's a mixed development project with retail, restaurants, museums, a baseball stadium,...etc...   The project looks to have mixed results, although the retail component, other than restaurants, looks to be struggling.  The  Riverwalk runs along the formerly industrial Christina River.  The developers left in place about a quarter of a mile or so of the crane runway tracks, using the rails as borders for the brick and concrete walk.  Two of the former ship building cranes still sit in place on the rails, having been painted some bright colors, but preserved and repainted never the less.   There are two other cranes a bit further up the walk.

Large Cranes on the Riverfront:
a Large Crane on the Riverfront:
a Large Crane on the Riverfront:
design on the Riverfront

Riverwalk map

Water tower in the parking lot

Riverwalk map
Water tower in the parking lot

A painted statue in front of closed stores by the parking lot in front of the Riverwalk.

A painted staute

Many Longboats were going up and down the Christina River.

a Longboat
Longboats
Longboats

A Korean War Monument

A Korean War Monument

There were many birdhouses along the Wilmington Riverwalk, all done by the same artist, Thomas F. Burke.

about the author of the birdhouses shown below

Lyden House (birdhouse with a real bird on the chimney)

Lyden House birdhouse
Lyden House birdhouse

The front and side view of the White House birdhouse

front view of the White House birdhouse
side view of the White House birdhouse

Martha Stewart birdhouse

Martha Stewart birdhouse
Martha Stewart birdhouse
 

Old Town Hall birdhouse

Old Town Hall birdhouse
Old Town Hall birdhouse

Church birdhouse

Kentucky Home birdhouse

Church birdhouse
Kentucky Home birdhouse

Birdhouse with no name

Cambridge House birdhouse

Birdhouse with no name
Cambridge House birdhouse

Parquet 1007 birdhouse

Parquet 1007 birdhouse

Brinton's Mill birdhouse

Brinton's Mill birdhouse
Brinton's Mill birdhouse

Karl Kuerner's Farmhouse birdhouse

Karl Kuerner's Farmhouse birdhouse
Karl Kuerner's Farmhouse birdhouse

Children's Illustrator

Christina's World birdhouse

Children's Illustrator
Christina's World birdhouse

Spring House

Spring House birdhouse
Spring House birdhouse

Lee Duquette by the White Boxes birdhouse

Lee Duquette by the
birdhouse

Chadds House birdhouse

Goodbye My Love birdhouse

Chadds House birdhouse
Goodbye birdhouse

What good are birdhouses without birds? Well, the two RV Gypsies looked up in the sky and watched a big bird fly in and out of the flock of smaller birds, much to the distress of the smaller birds.

birds
birds
birds
birds

Below: Just outside of the Riverwalk:

The B&O (Baltimore and Ohio) passenger station.

sign about The B&O (Baltimore and Ohio) passenger station.
The B&O (Baltimore and Ohio) passenger station.

From the Riverwalk, Lee spotted dolphins painted on a building a few streets away, so the two RV Gypsies took a walk to see if they were painted by Wyland and of course, the answer was yes. But  it was done in 1993 and in need of repair. The two RV Gypsies could not get great photos because trees hid the view from the street, and it didn't help much to get up close to the building because lots of cars were parked all in front of Trellist’s well-known “Whale Building” in Wilmington’s Lower Market (LOMA) Design District.

Trellist’s well-known “Whale Building” in Wilmington’s Lower Market (LOMA) Design District'
Wyland trademark on the building
Wyland whale building
Wyland whale building
Menu for the two RV Gypsies Adventures
in Wilmington, Delaware
September 30, 2013

You may visit these four (4) sites in any order you choose.

bullet Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in Coatesville, PA

bullet Wilmington Riverwalk, lots of birdhouses, and more

bullet Our Lady Queen of Peace Shrine

bulletPizza by Elizabeths in Greenville, DE

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go to the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesAFTER you have viewed all four sites above, please continue on to New York and Connecticut